Shahid Ali Habib - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shahid Ali Habib carries a proven track record of establishing successful business organizations and turning around ventures into vibrant units. He has over 19 years of experience in the fields of Securities Brokerage, Banking, Asset Management and Investment Banking. He has served in leading positions at top local and international institutions.
Mr. Shahid has also served as Executive Director and Chairman of a few local equity brokerage and financial services institutions. He has also worked at Bank Al Bilad, one of the leading Islamic banks in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Shahid also served the Karachi Stock Exchange as member of various committees including Development and Trading Affairs Committee, New Product Committee, Arbitration Committee and Companies Affairs and Corporate Governance Committee. At AHL, Mr. Shahid oversees all brokerage and investment banking activities, especially equity sales and marketing & placement of all IPOs / SPOs. He has been involved in numerous transactions in Pakistan’s equity markets over the years. He was involved as Domestic Team Lead in the Government of Pakistan’s divestment of HBL (the largest secondary market offering in Pakistan and Asian Frontier Markets) and UBL.
He holds an MBA (Finance) degree from the Institute of Business & Administration (IBA) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from FAST ICS. He has completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (HBS) and has a Certification in Finance from London School of Economics (LSE). He has also attended various international professional development courses in the fields of finance, technology and energy.
Muhammad Taha Siddiqui - Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Taha Siddiqui is the Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary of Arif Habib Limited. His role encompasses a wide range of matters ranging from finance, taxation, corporate law to compliance.
Taha is an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has completed his Article ship from KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co., Chartered Accountants, where he gained experience of diverse sectors serving clients spanning the Financial, Manufacturing, Trading and Services industries.
He is an ACCA Member.
Tahir Abbas - Head of Research & Investment Strategy
Mr. Tahir Abbas is the Head of Research & Investment Strategy at AHL and is responsible for leading the company’s Research department.
He possesses 9 years of experience in sell-side equity research and carries in-depth understanding of major sectors listed at the PSX with specialization in Industrial sectors and Energy chain aside from the Macro Economy.
Mr. Abbas was awarded as the Best Analyst in Pakistan by CFA Society Pakistan three times during his career, based on quality research, accuracy, and quality client service via provision of value creation investment ideas.
At AHL, Mr. Abbas oversees AHL Research services and client relationships, as well as servicing and query management for both domestic and international clients. He also represents AHL at international conferences and equity roadshows across global financial centers.
Mr. Tahir holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a majors in Finance.
Saad Bin Ahmed - Head of Sales
Saad Bin Ahmed has joined Arif Habib Limited as Head of Sales, responsible for overseeing and further enhancing our Equities brokerage operations.
Saad brings with him over 17 years of international diversified experience with heavy focus on investment banking and financial services. During his career, Saad has garnered experience in Investment Management (International Private Equity), Equities Research and Investment Advisory. Saad was at the helm of setting up two investment advisory boutiques, Alternate Research and Aryan Capital in Pakistan and the UK which focused on providing advisory services to leading clients based across the G.C.C. In addition to having spent time with a leading Private Equity firm in Saudi Arabia, Saad has also been associated with both buy-side and sell-side institutions in Pakistan.
Saad has a chartered accountancy background and also holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Karachi.
Bilal Khan - Head of International Sales
Bilal heads the international equity sales and trading desk for Arif Habib Ltd and has over 15-yrs of buy-side and sell-side experience.
He has pioneered systematic trading in Pakistan and developed the country’s first systematic equity strategy “CYBORG”.
Bilal was nominated for the “Best Hedge Fund Manager Award 2008” at the annual Hedge Funds Conference in Dubai, UAE and ranked 2nd in the Asian Money Poll for “Best Country Sales Trader 2018”.
Zilley Askari - Head of Interbank Brokerage
Mr. Zilley Askari has over 19 years of work experience at leading Interbank Brokerage Houses of the industry. This includes 9 years in money market and 10 years in foreign exchange dealing at various levels. He has headed the Foreign Exchange desk in AMZ Securities for a period of 4 years.
Zilley’s money market expertise encompasses money and bond market and prior to joining AHL he held senior dealer’s position at IGI Finex Securities, AMZ Securities and Vital Capital Markets.
At AHL, as person in-charge, he is responsible for the planning, guiding and supervision of Money Market & Foreign Exchange Desk along with market making of TFCs.
He holds a degree of M. Com (Finance) from the University of Karachi.
Faizan Hanif - Head of Compliance
Faizan Hanif is the Head of Compliance at AHL. His role encompasses a wide range of matters including formulating policies and procedures, conducting and managing due diligence of all accounts ensuring compliance with rules and regulations including AML compliances, and also perform risk management at client and at house level. He also provides intellectual leadership on internal controls and formulate and implement the Company’s annual internal control program.
Faizan is a Qualified Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certificate holder of CA Intermediate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
Adeel Ahmed – Head of Online
Adeel Ahmed has over 15 years of experience working in leading brokerage houses of the industry including BMA, IGI, Foundation Securities and Taurus Securities.
He has exceptional command in sales, marketing and trading. With dedication and vision he has developed different online trading platforms and teams.
His last job was at Taurus Securities performing the duties of Head of Online and Regional Branch Head
At AHL, he is the Head the Online Department which includes customer support, sales & marketing and trading for online clients.
Akber Suleman - Head of Settlement
Mr. Akber Suleman is working as Head of Settlement. He is associated with this group since 1994. He has over 29 year’s experience of handling the Settlements with PSX, NCCPL, CDC and client’s relationships.
He has served a number of organizations of repute in different executive positions related to Settlement & related services.
A part of Arif Habib Limited, he is also associated with other group companies.
Ali Abbas – Head of Customer Support
Ali Abbas is Currently serving Arif Habib Limited as Head of Customer Support. Ali has over 23 years of experience working in leading brokerage houses of the industry.
He has exceptional command in areas of Customer Support, Risk Management, Operation Equity Settlement (Domestic & International Clients Both).
His last job was at Taurus Securities performing the duties of Head of Operation .
Muhammad Usman Akram - Head of Information Technology
Mr. Muhammad Usman Akram brings with him over 15 year’s,experience in the field of information technology. At AHL, he is responsible for managing information technology projects, implementation of security policies, development & implementation of disaster recovery plan and monitoring of infrastructure of Information Technology.
He has previously worked in Taurus Securities Limited (A Subsidiary of National Bank of Pakistan) where he was Head of Information Technology.
Usman holds a Masters’ in Computer Science from SZABIST. He has also received training of Cisco Certified Network Associate & Cisco Certified Network Professional.